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Michigan outlasts Johnstown, 3-2
Story by Narrative Science.
The Michigan Warriors gutted out a close 3-2 win against the Johnstown Tomahawks.
Michigan gained the winning advantage on a goal by Alec Pellegrino 10:35 into the third period and hung on until final buzzer.
The Warriors were paced by Pellegrino, who had one goal.
Michigan was often in penalty trouble, totaling 10 minors and one major for 35 minutes in penalty time. The Warriors surpassed its season average of 18.0 penalty minutes per game.
Michigan additionally got points from Cody Kuster, who also tallied one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Michigan also got a goal from Cody Lichtenvoort as well. Other players who recorded assists for Michigan were Zack Szajner, who had two and TJ Stuntz, Colin Larkin, and Jake Hopfner, who contributed one a piece.
Johnstown excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in seven chances. The Tomahawks failed to reach their usual level of shot production, putting 17 pucks on goal after averaging 24.9 shots per game this season. Johnstown's defensemen also contributed in the offensive zone and ended up with eight shots between them.
The Tomahawks were helped by Mitch Hall, who registered one goal. Hall scored on the power play 6:13 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Michigan. Johnstown had gotten the advantage when Michigan's Jon Farkas was sent off for unsportsmanlike conduct. Matthew Meier picked up the assist. Joe Drabin also scored for Johnstown. In addition, Johnstown received assists from Cody Bentzel, who had one.
Dillion Kelley rejected 15 shots on goal for the Warriors. Alex Okicki recorded 24 saves for the Tomahawks. Johnstown totaled 19 minutes in penalty time with seven minors and one major and went 2-for-9 on the power play.